THE INTIMACY OF COLORS
What defines who we are, how we are perceived ? Our mind, our behaviors but also our colors. Our global pigmentation first, but also rashes, freckles, black and white spots, veins, dark circles, moles define our identity and the way we are perceived from the outside. This judgement acts like a mirror on our self-consideration.
We are defined and called as colors when it comes to physically describe ourselves, dividing 7,5 billions of humans in couples of color cases, while cosmetics' industries propose around ten units of foundation and tights industry a maximum of five different nude colors in 2017.
However our uniqueness also comes from the huge amount of pigments, variations, and optical effect our skin is able to produce all along our lives.
Therefor, a way to renew with our intimacy and our identity as well could be, is to map our uniqueness with colors, established as an individual palette of colors to apply on our intimate environment.
Mapping as many colors as photographies could take on one body, the artist extracted them and gathered them in tree categories: permanent colors, genetic disorders and colors by optical illusions.
This group of colors gathers all the shades that design one's skin. Their variable quantities define a whole and ultimately a unique skin color, at scale one.
This category is designed by evolving targeted part of the body, that are susceptible to evolve with time or the environment such as moles or vitiligo.
This group maps colors as we see it rather than the proper colors they should be defined by, such as veins, bruises, dark circles or scars.